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                    PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER ST VINCENT ROSE SHOW

Providence Medical Center St Vincent hosts employee Rose Clubs. The organization enjoys support from Tualatin Valley Rose society in the form of  seminars and discussion groups presented by TVRS Consulting Rosarians and Judges for their annual Rose Shows. All Providence employees are eligible to submit entries to these shows.

Judges arrange the entries by type and color class, then award 1st 2nd and 3rd place and Honorable mention ribbons according to American Rose Society Guidelines for Judging Roses. The Best of Show and 3 Special Merit entries receive Rosette ribbons. The winner of Best of Show has their name engraved on a perpetual trophy. 



The Shows original purpose was to create community.  Over time the Rose Sale Fund raiser was added to benefit the Volunteers Pledge.  We added the Rose Arrangement competition to bring yet another element of beauty and community.   We believe this to be a wonderful tie in with our Providence mission.  This competition is open all St. Vincent Hospital and campus staff and we hope everyone is encouraged to participate and come cheer your coworkers as well.

 In addition, we noticed that that there were so very many people that come into the hospital.  People come here for a variety of reasons, ailments and support for patients. As we worked the show we realized just what it means to someone who is under stress.  We heard people over and over say how nice it was to see a bit of beauty in their otherwise and sometimes sad experience of having to come into the hospital.  “How unexpected” they said; “How nice it made them feel!”  “What a sight!”  So many people took flower names down and others recognized co-workers names on the entries.  Many conversation and smiles started over the simple beauty of the flowers.

 Because of these comments from patients, families and staff we extended the show to a two day viewing in order to touch more people.  We hope that you understand that the beauty of the rose or arrangement that you contribute will be enjoyed by as many people as we can possibly reach it those two days.   Know that your rose will be given to the event to serve this amazing sight.  With any remaining roses, we make arrangements and decorate they hospital.  

 Thank you to everyone who help make this event beautiful.

 The Staff & Volunteers of Providence St. Vincent Medical Cente


                                                 2016 WINNERS
                                                                                             
                                                                                     HOTICULTURE

                            Best of Show.................Pat McClean ............."Dianna, Princes of Wales"
                                 Special Merit ............Pat McClean................."Ultimate Pink"
                                     

                                                                     ARRANGEMENTS

                                                      Best of Show....................Kim Morris